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Capcom Talks Street Fighter IV DLC by Anthony Barlow
February 6, 2009, 9:50 am
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[By Anthony]

It’s one week until, arguably the biggest fighting franchise ever, Street Fighter returns to the shelves and already Capcom are talking downloadable content. Like many other fighting franchises that have hit the current generation of consoles downloadable content will be offered. Famitsu revealed earlier this week that Street Fighter IV would be getting downloadable content. Nice. What’s nicer is, some of it will be free. Continue reading



Mirrors Edge DLC To Bring More Trophies by Ad's
January 22, 2009, 10:32 am
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[By Ad’s]

The forthcoming DLC for Mirrors Edge will contain  6 new Trophies, a gold, two silver and three Bronze. The gold being particularly hard, you need to “Attain a Time Trial star rating of 90″. The content is due to hit the PSN on the 29th for $10/£6. Don’t forget there will also be a free exclusive PS3 level. 🙂

Trophies in full. Continue reading



Criterion plans to give us even more Burnout Paradise DLC in ’09 by Ryan Gray
November 14, 2008, 9:34 pm
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[By Ryan]

Criterion is giving us more DLC for Burnout Paradise in 2009. Shocking. This time it’s “Toy Cars”. Of the nine cars that are being released in this pack, we know of five of them. So far there is the Hunter Manhatten, Hunter Takedown 4×4, Carson GT, Concept P12 and the Kreiger Racing WTR. I am not sure if all of those five are pictured above, but the picture gives you a hint of what they mean by toy cars. I guess any DLC that Criterion puts out is good DLC, so keep your eyes peeled for this in 2009 to build your ever growing collection of whips on Burnout Paradise.



5 More Costumes Coming To LBP This Week by Anthony Barlow
November 12, 2008, 12:12 am
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[By Anthony]

The official Japanese LittleBigPlanet site has given up a nice bit of info regarding future downloadable costumes for Sackboy. An image on the site (above) shows five new costumes, all of which are suposedly coming out this week. I think the Mainichi Issyo ones are out but the rest (Cameleon, Gorilla & Shark) are all viable costumes for both North American and European markets too. It’s not yet been confirmed if these will be coming to Western territories this week, I can’t see why they won’t though.



EA Giving Us Lots Of Dead Space DLC by Anthony Barlow
November 11, 2008, 12:40 am
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[By Anthony]

Now when I say “giving” I mean charging us for. This week EA will roll out TWELVE, yes twelve, new downloadable content packs for their successful survival horror game Dead Space. As is the norm with DLC, some of it’s good and some is just plain poor. EA have struck a good balance here. They’re providing players with new and upgraded weapons. Good. They’re also selling graphical upgrades (i.e. skin packs for weapons). Not good. Hit the jump for the full list. Continue reading



New Cars Coming To Burnout Paradise As First Paid-For DLC by Anthony Barlow
November 8, 2008, 8:32 pm
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[By Ryan]

That’s not a typo, there actually is a hover car coming to Burnout Paradise. Of course the guys at Criterion Games would continue to release awesome DLC on a regular basis, so this shouldn’t be a
surprise.  Also coming is the, Countach lookalike, the Cavalry Bootlegger, the Manhattan Sprint and the GT Nighthawk. There’s no price point yet, knowing Criterion they’ll be reasonable. Below you can see the car with and without wheels.



Burnout Finally Getting Paid For DLC by Anthony Barlow
November 1, 2008, 12:44 am
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[By Anthony]

The time has come. Criterion have provided us loyal Burnout fans with masses of free downloadable content but it looks like, for now, that’s over. Criterion have announced that they’ll be releasing a new, paid for, peice of DLC called ‘Party’. This new mode will be an 8-player ‘pass the controller’ mode. As well as adding a new mode this DLC will make changes to the visuals, making them brighter and seemingly more ‘family friendly’.

“We’ve overhauled not just the presentation screens but also the in-game visuals, which are now brighter and more colourful in recognition of Burnout’s new party theme.”

This DLC will be released in 2009. No word on price yet, but for many I think this will be something that passes them by. Criterion have also announced that there will be an improved edition of Burnout: Paradise, named The Ultimate Box which will include all the updates and the party mode and will be released in 2009 too. Looks like it has trophies too.

It was to be expected, but at least we got some amazing DLC for free. It wouldn’t last forever would it.



Killzone 2 To Be Patched With Co-Op, Bots & Multiplayer Vehicles Confirmed by Anthony Barlow
August 24, 2008, 1:56 am
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[By Anthony Barlow]

I was surprised to see that Killzone 2 didn’t have a cooperative campaign mode especially with the latest Call Of Duty having it. Well it has now been confirmed that Killzone 2 will be patched with co-op after the game is released next Feburary. It has not been confirmed if the co-op would be online or offline (or both), but here’s hoping it’s gonna be online (I can’t be doing with split screen).

Secondly it has been confirmed that players will be able to fill out online or offline games with A.I. bots. Said bots will be fully customizable.

Thirdly, the vehicles are currently only available in single player but this is another thing that Guerilla are going to be patching. Vehicles will be patched into the multiplayer after release. There are no further details on this but I will post them as I get them.

Guerrilla has a history of providing free downloadable content to gamers so it is likely that all of the content above will be free. Not only that but it looks promising for any future, unnanounced DLC we’re likely to see.

Stay tuned folks for more on the topics above as we get it.



Introducing, ‘The Who: Greatest Hits (Rock Band Edition) by Anthony Barlow
July 16, 2008, 3:02 pm
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No it’s not an EA released CD (I should’nt give them any ideas) it’s the name of the new Rock Band, 12 song, track pack that hit the PSN (and presumably the Xbox Live Marketplace) yesterday. It was a welcome surprise as I wasn’t expecting it until Thursday.

Not checked all of the tracks out yet but I am going to.

For those who need a reminder the track pack is $19.99 with each track being sold individually for $1.99.

The tracklist is as follows:

  • Amazing Journey
  • Baba O’Riley
  • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Emminence Front
  • Going Moblie
  • Leaving Here
  • My Generation
  • Real Good Looking Boy
  • Sea & Sand
  • Summertime Blues
  • Who Are You?
  • Young Man Blues

I can only afford a few but will probably get the others in due course.



This Week In Rock Band by Anthony Barlow
July 6, 2008, 9:39 pm
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There’s been a lot of activity on the music rhythm game front this week mostly leaks and with the announcement of Rock Band 2 there has been some major stuff to report. Fear not readers I have not forgotten the weekly Rock Band update and this week’s is REALLY cool. Finally Rock Band owners will be able to play some more Red Hot Chili Peppers. I know Dani California is in the game but this week we’re getting two new tracks to add to the collection. Alongside these tracks we’re also getting two tracks from Rush, which to me is less exciting but could still be cool.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Snow (Hey Oh)’
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Tell Me Baby’
  • Rush – ‘Closer To The Heart’
  • Rush – ‘Working Man’ (Vault Edition) – alternate-take master

All track’s are masters and  will be $1.99 (160 MS Points) each. They’ll be available on the PS Store (Thursday, July 10th) and the Xbox Live Marketplace (Tuesday, July 8th)



The Who Finally Coming To Rock Band by Anthony Barlow
July 1, 2008, 9:49 am
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It was announced way back when that Rock Band’s 1st album would be The Who’s ‘Who’s Next’, the first album cam around and it was not The Who (it was Judas Priest). Finally 12 of The Who’s greatest hits will be appearing as Rock Band DLC as of July 15th (i’m assuming July 17th – PSN). It has been confirmed that ‘Who’s Next’ is unlikely to ever come out as DLC as half of the albums master tracks were stolen ‘misplaced’

The full tracklist is as follows:

  • Amazing Journey
  • Baba O’Reily
  • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Eminence Front
  • Going Mobile
  • Leaving Home
  • My Generation (Live)
  • Sea & Sand
  • Summertime Blues (Live)
  • Who Are You
  • Young Man Blues (Live)

I’m not the biggest Who fan, but it will be cool to play ‘My Generation’ and ‘Eminence Front’ in Rock Band. I’ll check out the other songs before they hit the PS Store and Xbox Live Marketplace in July. The track pack will be $20.00 (1600 MS Points) and each track will be $1.99 (160 MS Points).



Rock Band 2 Announced! by Anthony Barlow
July 1, 2008, 8:57 am
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Yeah, I meant to post this last night but y’know, sleep got in the way. Harmonix has announced that Rock Band 2 will be coming this year. Sweet! It will be coming out pretty much simulateously in Europe and the US for the 360 in September whilst PS3 players will have to wait until later in the year. I’m expecting a 3 month exclusivity meaning the PS3 version could be out in December.

Another cool announcement is that ALL of your downloadable content will be able to be used in Rock Band 2 which is really sweet. It has also been revealed that there will be new peripherals (more later) but the game should be sold seperately.

It looks like those early leaks were true and although Guitar Hero: World Tour looks cool I think Rock Band might have just edged it again.



COD4 Map Pack For PS3 On Thursday! by Anthony Barlow
April 22, 2008, 12:20 pm
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The highly anticipated map pack for Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is to be released on the European and U.S. stores on Thursday which will be followed by a double XP weekend. Looks like Infinity Ward will be raking in the dosh once again. Shame I can’t buy it because, like i seem to be repeating a lot, i’ve got no money until next month. Oh well i’ll have to leave it. Might give COD4 another good go over the double XP weekend though.



Call Of Duty 4 Map Pack Goes Live (Not For PS3 Just Yet) by Anthony Barlow
April 6, 2008, 10:50 am
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COD4 Yes the Call Of Duty 4 map pack has gone live on the Xbox 360 but PS3 owners (like me) will have to wait a few weeks before getting some nice new maps for arguably the best multiplayer game on consoles.

I’d embed the video from http://www.gametrailers.com but sadly i’m stupid and don’t know how to embed the video from there into the blog.